John Evelyn in London - 29 December, 1662

from Diary of John EVelyn, 29 December 1662, page 132:

[December] 29 To Lond[on]: Saw the Audience of the Moscovy Ambassador, which was with extraordinary state: for his retinue being numerous, all clad in vests of several Colours, & with buskins after the Eastern manner: Their Caps of furr, & Tunicks richly embrodrd with gold & pearle, made a glorious shew: The King being sate under the Canopie in the banqueting house, before the Ambassador went in a grave march the Secretary of the Embassy, holding up his Masters letter of Credence in a crimson-taffaty scarfe before his forehead: [...] Wind musick playing all the while in the Galleries above:…   more >>
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John Evelyn, Diary of John EVelyn, 29 December 1662. In De la Bédoyère, Guy (ed.), The Diary of John Evelyn (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 132. accessed: 16 May, 2022

location of experience: London


John Evelyn
Diarist, Writer

Listening to

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Wind music

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 December, 1662
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:03:08 +0100